Climate Model Simulations
The course introduces knowledge about climate models and how are they used to understand the climate change due to human activity and natural variation.
The students will learn the climate forcings under different climatic conditions, from past, present and future, as well as climate response to these forcings.
The course is part (elective course) of the Master's Programme in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, but can also be read as a separate course.
The course includes practical exercise on spatial and temporal analysis of output from climate model simulations.
- Climate Models, Experiment Design and Data Analysis, 3 credits
- Project, 4.5 credits
Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.
For details see syllabus.
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Goosse H., P.Y. Barriat, W. Lefebvre, M.F. Loutre and V. Zunz, (2008-2010). Introduction to climate dynamics and climate modeling.
Available at http://www.climate.be/textbook